|This is The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Indio, California. http://www.livingdesert.org/Yes, an oasis in the desert for folks, critters and plants.|
Last month, when the temperatures were more moderate, I visited the Indio/Palm Springs area of SoCal. It is called the Low Desert. Lots of folks don't realize what is special about the desert. It actually is not barren at all.
My friend from high school, Janet, and I adventured to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. There is a botanical garden, demonstration, and animals, too.
No, this is not real. The dinosaurs are a joke. But Area 51.5, I'm not so sure.
I did spend about twenty minutes chasing butterflies to get this
|Summertime and the living is easy.|
Mammals were there, too. Here we were chillaxin' with the meerkat.
|The giraffes are so cute! Three generations.|
|Nom Nom,, love those baby carrots!|
|One of my first iPhone pics!|
Modern sculpture, paintings from the 60s, Native American art. Very cool. Here we are--Janet and me in front of a beautiful glass sculpture.
|Thank heavens this is only a sculpture.|
|Little Big Horn?|
|This is a really tall horse.|
|This is in the I don't know category--but I like it!|
|Native American Art--wonderful.|
Lots of variety--it was fascinating.
I'd like to mention how fun it is to connect with friends from school.
|Bar-B-Que on the balcony. Salmon, anyone?|